The clock is ticking toward Tuesday's debt ceiling deadline...

Friday - July 27, 2011

Hello from the anchor office at WSFA 12 News -

We're wrapping up the week with a couple of big stories - the national debt ceiling debate drags on without a deal between Republicans and Democrats.  The Senate killed the House-passed plan less than two hours after it passed in the lower chamber.  We'll share the latest coming up shortly.

Here at home, a bit of a controversy regarding the depiction of a black woman in the signage for a soul-food restaurant.  People have been reacting to the picture on Facebook.  But the owner says the picture is a very similar to her own likeness...down to a mole on her cheek.  We'll let you decide what you think.

The defense in the state house corruption trial rested after calling only one witness.  We'll take a look back at the implications of that strategy and what lies ahead before the jury gets the case next week.

The BassMaster's All-Star Tournament is moving into the second of three days of competition here on the Alabama River.  It's an elimination tournament where the 8 big winners on the circuit so far this year are paired up.  With the weigh-in today that number was cut to 4.  After tomorrow, a single pair of anglers will battle it out on Sunday for the $100-thousand prize.

And, Rich Thomas talks about activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hope you have a great safe!

See you tonight...and back again on Monday at 6!

Bob H.